Missouri State University
FY2014-2015

This 192-acre campus is located in Mountain Grove on the Ozarks Plateau in rural South-Central Missouri.  The campus is primarily known for research in agriculture and fruit science.  Founded in 1899, the State Fruit Experiment Station, which was assigned to Missouri State University in 1974, is the oldest identifiable component of the University.  The Station is now part of the William H. Darr School of Agriculture.   

SHEPARD HALL RENOVATION

Renovation of Shepard Hall will provide additional laboratories.  The movement of the Campus Administration to the historic Director's Residence allows for two large laboratories on the first floor to be utilized for entomology and fruit crop research.  Grape breeding and genetics will be in the basement along with growth rooms and a graduate student data work room. 

HISTORIC DIRECTOR'S RESIDENCE/COMMUNITY CENTER
The historic Director's Residence, built in the early 1990's will be remodeled to provide easy access to the office of the Director and the Administrative Assistants.  Also to be included is an area for wine storage, tasting, and fruit sales as well as an office for grower advisement.  The second floor will be utilized for storage. 

EAST AND SOUTH BOUNDARY FENCES
Fences on the east and south sides of the campus will define the boundary between the campus and the adjacent commercial district and housing development

MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE BULDING RENOVATION
The present maintenance and storage building will be renovated to include a modern shop, vehicle maintenance area, break room, and upgraded storage.

SHADEHOUSE
The addition of a new shadehouse located between the existing shadehouse and greenhouse on the east half of the greenhouse/shadehouse complex will expand the research/study area available for fruit experimentation.

SENSORY WINE GARDEN
In the open area encircled by the existing rain garden next to the Research Winery/Distillery will be developed into a sensory wine garden. A centrally located gazebo will be surrounded by a foundation planting of plants that exhibit the aroma profiles of the major wine grapes grown in Missouri: Norton/Cynthiana, Catawba, Cayuga White, Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Vignoles, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Concord et al. A grape arbor with Concord grapevines trained to it will lead to the entry of the gazebo.

OZARK ARBORETUM EXPANSION AND TRAIL
The existing Ozark Arboretum will be continue to be developed under a theme of Missouri Native Plants, however other theme areas may also be established. Tree labels and a walking trail are proposed. Additional plantings will primarily be designed and established in the newly acquired land on the east side of the main campus

LARGE EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY STORAGE BUILDING
This proposed pole barn facility will provide sheltered storage space for existing and future field research equipment.

PUBLIC RESTROOM FACILITIES ADJACENT TO HORTICULTURE GARDEN
Public restroom facilities will be constructed across the gravel road and adjacent to the Horticulture Demonstration Garden to be available for those attending outdoor workshops and other events.

PARKING AND CIRCULATION
Improvements to the parking lot east of the Classroom Building and west of the Research Winery and Fruit Processing Education Building will provide paved parking and adequate lighting for safe shared use of the facilities.  A second proposed parking lot west of Highway 95 will provide parking for staff and the public visiting the Horticulture Demonstration Garden.  The proposed relocated main road will replace the primarily one-way road and create two-way access throughout the campus.  The proposed addition of sidewalks will further enhance circulation and safety on campus. 

The proposed relocated main road will replace the primarily one-way road and create two-way access throughout the campus. The proposed addition of sidewalks will further enhance circulation and safety on campus.